The San Francisco Film Society brings another not-to-be-missed event to life with a special one-night screening, on [ Thursday, October 19th at 7:30 PM, ] of two hallmark, rarely-seen or screened classics of Italian silent cinema. “Assunta Spina” and “Vedi Napuli e Po’ Moro” (See Naples and Die) highlight the fiery, passionate, and mysterious persona of the Italian woman on film. These classics will play at the [ Castro Theater, at 429 Castro Street. ]
The added bonus for this special event is the live music slated to accompany each silent film, which will be performed by Francois Laurent and Guido Soro — two veterans of live silent film scoring.
“Assunta Spina” weaves a vicious love triangle between a beautiful laundry maid, the lover she defends that disfigures her, and the lawyer trapped in their web. “Vedi Napuli” follows an Italian starlet, born a fisherman’s daughter, who falls in love with her American director, and the disastrous effects on their relationship.
For all ticket information and a look at the history of the Italian diva in silent film, see the [ the San Francisco Film Society website. ]